SOLD - Suhr Carve Top Standard 2002 Fireburst

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This 2002 Suhr Carve Top Standard is a striking guitar in person.  The quilt top and headstock overlay are stunning, and the finish color really jumps.

The guitar is from a collection of high quality instruments that dribbles in over time.  Most of the pieces were bought, played a few times, then stashed.  That is definitely the case with this guitar.  

At first glance the guitar is nearly flawless.  Closer inspection reveals a finish issue that impacts only the neck.  The finish has lifted away from the edge of the fretboard in places.  This could have been caused by humidity changes, but there is no evidence of "fret sprout" or any other signs of harm or damage that point to humidity or heat being a problem for the guitar.  It could just be that the finish didn't adhere properly when sprayed.  Either way, we are selling the guitar as-is so the next owner can decide how they want to address this.  

The guitar is fully playable as it sits.  You can feel one area of finish that chipped away when you play it, but it isn't really distracting or obtrusive as far as I'm concerned.  

The rest of the guitar, as stated, is clean as can be and issue-free.  The Buzz Feiten nut was changed for a traditional nut, something that many Suhr players do, requiring no alteration to the guitar.  Everything else on the guitar is original and issue free.

The neck is perfect, allowing for a killer setup with low action.  There is room in the truss rod for future adjustment.  

Included is the original order/spec sheet, manual, tremolo arm and hard case.

Shipping policy:

Three day UPS air shipments will be automatic for buyers including these states and those to the east of them: Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas.  Shipments will require signature on delivery, no exceptions.  If there is damage, the buyer must retain all packing materials intact and picture them immediately and send them to  Less than 1% of our shipments are damaged in transit, and we are committed to making sure your item arrives safely, but we are taking these additional measures to make sure you are happy with your purchase.   

  • Color: Fireburst
  • Weight: 7lbs 8ozs
  • Top: Quilt Maple
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: 60's C Vintage Slim
  • Fretboard: Indian Rosewood
  • Inlays: Abalone dots and side markers 
  • Frets: 6105
  • Fret count: 22
  • Nut material: Synthetic
  • Nut width: 1.650"
  • Scale: 25.5"
  • Radius: 9"-12"
  • Neck thickness at 1st fret: 0.81"
  • Neck thickness at 12th fret: 0.93"
  • Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 1mm
  • Action 6th String at 12th Fret: 1.5mm
  • Total length: 38 1/4"
  • Lower bout: 12 3/8"
  • Waist: 8 5/8"
  • Upper bout: 10 5/8"
  • Body depth/thickness: 1 1/2"
  • String gauge: .010-.046"
  • Hardware Color: Chrome
  • Bridge Pickup Brand: JST DSH
  • Bridge Pickup Reading: 12.34k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Middle Pickup Brand: JST Stack
  • Middle Pickup Reading: 7.35k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Neck Pickup Brand: JST Stack
  • Neck Pickup Reading: 7.29k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Bridge: Original
  • Tuners: Original
  • Switch: Original
  • Pots/Codes: Original
  • Case: OHSC
  • Notes: Neck finish is flaking near the binding.

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